sking yourself “What time is it
in my life?” is an enormously
personal and profound inquiry.
You may consider how many
years you’ve been alive and look at the
life-expectancy hourglass to calculate
how many days you may have left.
Have a conversation with yourself
about what you should do with the
time you have left. Delve into how the
narrative you tell yourself when looking
in the mirror adds to or detracts from
your happiness, sense of self-worth and
peace of mind as you get older.
How do you feel about your age—
and the stage of life you’re in relative to
your job, your place in your family and
Freeing yourself emotionally
Please complete the following sentences:
When it comes to my age:
I could be more self-accepting and less self-rejecting if I freed myself of ___________________.
I could be more at peace and less conflicted if I let go of _______________________________.
I could be more allowing of life (the way it is) and joyful if I ______________________________.
your mortality? What makes your heart
sing? What excites you about the future?
And, on the other hand, what makes
your heart heavy? What do you fear
or dread about getting older? Are you
content and at peace, or do you feel lost
and in a state of unrest?
Learning to embrace yourself as you
are, and free yourself of the fear of losing
status and worth, takes great strength
and courage. It happens one moment
of sensitivity and self-compassion at
Let go of who you were and be
who you are today. It’s OK to mourn
the loss of your younger self, but count
the blessings you have now. Allow the
optimistic ;;- or ;;-year-old you were
to become the joyful ;;-, ;;- or ;;-year-old you are in this moment. Be the best
human being possible.
What time is
it (in your life)?
Identifying where you are along
your life arc is vital to making the
most of your time on the planet
by KEN DRUCK
Ken Druck is one of
the nation’s leading
pioneers in personal
and the author of
Your Best Years Ever
2017; not available